Not far from hot, crowded, very urban Metro Manila are two farm properties gaining recognition among city slickers young and old. The Fun Farm at Sta. Elena in Cabuyao, Laguna and The Sweet Spring Country Farm in Alfonso, Cavite offer rural experiences that will acquaint us with the rudiments of farming—and fun as well.
Fun in Laguna
A 40-minute drive from Makati via the South Luzon Expressway is the Cabuyao exit. Right after the toll plaza, the village entrance to Sta. Elena can be found. From there it is a short distance to the Fun Farm compound—easy to spot because of its sign and the colorful trucks parked at the entrance.
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By: Tina Arceo-Dumlao – Business Features Editor / @tinaarceodumlaoPhilippine Daily Inquirer / November 03, 2013
With less than two months to go before Christmas, Sweet Spring Country Farm is hard at work putting together organic potted herbs, organic lettuce, assorted herb cuttings and spices and all-natural coconut vinegar for those looking for healthier Christmas gift options.
At the helm of the organic farm is Farmer Kiko, as Francis Pangilinan prefers to be called now that his two successive six-year terms at the Senate—marked by major upheavals such as the plunder trial of former President Joseph Estrada, the “Hello Garci” investigation of former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and, most recently, the impeachment trial Read More
By: Asuncion David Maramba – @inquirerdotnet
Philippine Daily Inquirer / 10:25 PM June 20, 2013
The youngest and most dynamic would have to be former senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan, now doing a Francis of Assisi (i.e., going back to plants and animals, short of talking to them). His Sweet Spring Country Farm (SCF, Sharon Cuneta Farm, of course) rises 1,300 feet above sea level in the cool, windy and hilly upland of Alfonso, Cavite (Flores, Philippine Star, 5/19/13).
Learning fast, he knows his animal breeds, his vegetables and herbs, plastic-covered plants like young cacao, basil, tanglad, and tarragon. No doubt he has begun to realize the boon and bane of the Read More